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Rose Machan

Rose Machan, age 92, of Gettysburg, died Feb. 17, 2014 at the Avera Gettysburg Hospital.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Feb. 20 at Luce Funeral Home, Gettysburg with Pastor Jeff Adel officiating. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the funeral home with visitation one hour prior.
Rose Engel was born near Gorman, SD on Nov. 10, 1921 to Fred W. and Elizabeth (Renner) Engel. She received her education in Gettysburg, graduating from Gettysburg High School.
Rose married Carrol H. Machan on Oct. 23, 1939. She worked for Evelyn’s Motel for over 20 years and also in her brother’s bakery in Gettysburg.
She was a member of the VFW and American Legion Auxiliaries and the United Methodist Church.
She entered the Oahe Manor in the fall of 2013.
Rose is survived by her son, James (Jeanne) Machan of Cheyenne, WY; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mildred Remily of Doland; and one brother, John Engel of Ethan.
She was preceded in death by her husband; sons Fred and Robert Machan; sisters Emma, Margaret, and Kathryn Westcott and brothers, Clarence and William.
Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg is in charge of arrangements.

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Virgil Larson

Virgil Larson, 84, Garrison, ND died Feb. 11, 2014, in a Williston hospital.
He was born Dec. 7, 1929, to Walter and Anita Larson, in Juanita. He married Norma Graham on Nov. 16, 1952.
Survivors are sons Mark, Garrison, Leland, of Brooklyn Park, MN., David of Norco, CA; daughters, Kathy Fandrich of Aberdeen, SD, Joanna Bettenhausen of Williston, ND; eight granddaughters; two great-grandsons; brothers, Ronald (Rene) Larson, Gettysburg, SD, Lyndon Larson, Mesa, AZ, and sister, Colleen Anderson, Mesa.
The funeral was held Feb. 14 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Garrison. Thompson Funeral Home, Garrison, ND is in charge of arrangements.

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Becky Leapley

Becky Marie Leapley, age 57 of Yankton died Feb. 7, 2014 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A prayer service was held Feb. 12 at the United Church of Christ Congregational in Yankton, SD with the Rev. Daryl Tompkins officiating.  The burial of her cremated remains will be at a later date in the Gettysburg City Cemetery.
Becky was born Dec. 23, 1956 in Rapid City, SD, to Larry and Rosella (Meis) Schutterle.  Becky attended school at Gettysburg, SD before graduating from Deubrook in White, SD in 1975.  Becky graduated from Mankato State University in 1979 with a degree in Music Education.  Becky married Larry George Leapley on Dec. 27, 1980 at the Catholic Campus Parish in Brookings, SD.
Becky worked as a vocal music teacher and a Farm Bureau Agent, then owned and operated the GaShop Stop Convenience Store in Coleridge, NE. She managed the Lewis and Clark Corp of Discovery Center and was currently working for KVHT radio.
She is survived by her husband, Larry of Yankton, SD; daughters, Jayne Leapley (Marc Kimoto) of Victoria City, BC, Canada, and Sara Leapley of Bozeman, MT; parents, Rosella “Rose” and Howard “Jim” Horner of Toronto, SD.
Becky was preceded in death by her father, Larry Schutterle.
Memorials are preferred to Scottish Rite Charity for children with speech and hearing defects 1219 Mulberry Street, Yankton, SD 57078. The Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory, Yankton, is assisting with service details.

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Board of Education held regular meeting Feb. 1

Untitled-6February 10, 2014
The Gettysburg Board of Education held their regular board meeting on the above date in the Elementary Library.  Present were the following:  Kay Schmidt, Kevin Geditz, Paul Kellogg, Ryan Lake, Brian Robbennolt and Kim Schweiss.  Absent:  Matt Cronin.  Also present were Tim Hagedorn, Barb Everson, Scott Sikkink, Kenny Edgeman and Craig Smith.
The meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Board Vice-President Schmidt called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.
Motion by Lake, second by Schweiss to approve the agenda with the following additions:  add Executive Session for Legal, SDCL 1-25-2-3, and Executive Session for Personnel, SDCL 1-25-2-1.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.
Motion by Kellogg, second by Robbennolt to approve the following consent agenda:  approve the minutes of the January 15, 2014 regular board meeting; approve the financial reports; and approve the 2-6-14 claims. All present voted aye.  Motion carried.
February 6, 2014 CLAIMS PRESENTED FOR PAYMENT
GENERAL FUND
VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS, $180.40, COMMUNICATIONS; WEX BANK, 77.58, SCHOOL VEHICLE GAS/GAS CARD FEE; ALL-AROUND GRAPHIX, 351.00, FALL SPORTS AWARDS; BMS, INC., 298.26, AG SUPPLIES; BURG’S GAS & ETC., INC., 4,054.35, SCHOOL VEHICLE FUEL; CENTRAL DISTRIBUTION, 1,621.21, CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES; CITY OF GETTYSBURG, 265.45, WATER;
COLE PAPERS, INC., 2,827.00, COPY PAPER – YEARLY ORDER; DAKOTA FARM & RANCH SUPPLY, 43.92, AG SUPPLIES; DAYS INN, 360.00, WRESTLING LODGING; ELITE BUSINESS SYSTEMS INC., 244.95, COPIER/PRINTER SUPPLIES/COPIES; FOOTHILLS INN, 305.00, LODGING STATE XC; G’BURG SCH LUNCH FUND, 476.82, REIM FOR SPLD MILK/SUPT/PRIN MEALS;
G’BURG SCHOOL/DISTRICT REFD 1,933.82, STEVE ROUNDS, 164.40, WRESTLING OFFICIAL/MILEAGE, SDMEA, 45.00, MSASB AUDITION FEES, LYMAN HS, 100.00, WRESTLING ENTRY FEE, REGION 6 MUSIC, 240.00, SMALL GROUP BAND/VOCAL ENTRIES, DCI, 86.50, BACKGROUND CHECK H. CRONIN, E. WAINMAN,
MT VERNON SCHOOL, 100.00, WRESTLING ENTRY FEE, MCCOOK CENTRAL SCHOOL, 100.00, WRESTLING ENTRY FEE, SDCTM, 170.00, MATH/SCIENCE CONF REG, JAMIE CRONIN, 30.00, FOOTBALL PANTS REPAIR, POST OFFICE, 184.00, POSTAGE, ERIC BOOTH, 75.00, BBB OFFICIAL, QUINT GARNOS, 154.92, BBB OFFICIAL/MILEAGE,
KYLE RAUSCH, 75.00, BBB OFFICIAL, GEORGIA MORSE M. SCHOOL, 50.00, ACALYMPICS REG, JOEL OSBORN, 157.90, GBB/BBB OFFICIAL/MILEAGE, GREG STROH, 95.00, GBB/BBB OFFICIAL/MILEAGE, DARIN VETCH, 106.10, GBB/BBB OFFICIAL/MILEAGE;
GAS ’N GOODIES, 44.45, SCHOOL VEHICLE GAS/AD ICE; HARMON LAW OFFICE, 1,880.00, LEGAL SERVICES; HAUFF MID-AMERICA, 2,457.00, AD/MEDALS; HEARTLAND WASTE MANAGEMT, 240.00, GARBAGE SVC; HOLZWARTH SALES & SERVICE, 160.00, AG TANKS; J.W. PEPPER & SON INC, 61.98, VOCAL MUSIC;
JAGER, MIKE, 5,216.66, NOV-JAN SVC/RPR SCHOOL VEHICLES; JOSTENS, INC., 569.05, HS GRAD SUPPLIES; LANGER’S FAMILY FOODS, 50.60, FACS/AG/TATU SUPPLIES; LEC INC – LOGAN ELECTRIC, 1,621.95, SNOW REMOVAL, SVC & RPR; MARCO, INC., 78.60, FISCAL COPIES; MID CENTRAL EDUCATIONAL COOP, 250.00, ONLINE COURSE;
MID-AMERICAN RESEARCH CHEM, 1,097.69, CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES; MIDWEST CNTR SCHOOL SAFETY, 1,400.00, BULLYING PRESENTATIONS; MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES, 7,653.48, ELEC/NATURAL GAS, & TEMP HOOKUP; PETTY CASH, 59.06, POSTAGE; POTTER COUNTY NEWS, 266.11, FISCAL PRINTING/ADV;
SANFORD HEALTH PLAN, 64.00, HEALTH INS ADMIN FEE; SCHLACHTER LUMBER, 206.00, AG/CUSTODIAL MATERIALS; SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN COMPANY, 190.69, CUST JAN SERVICES; SMITH, VERNON, 186.92, FTBALL TRAVEL/REIMB GAS, AD SUPPLIES;
SUPER 8 MOTEL, 344.94, WR LODGING; TAYLOR MUSIC, 388.40, BAND SUPPLIES; TRUE VALUE HARDWARE, 134.31, CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES; WILLIAMS, JULIE, 115.46, REIMB ONE-ACT PLAY PROPS/COSTUMES; WINNER SCHOOL DISTRICT, 250.00, IMPACT AID SD GROUP DUES ½ YR.
CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND
ELITE BUSINESS SYSTEMS INC, $250.58, SAVIN COPIER/PRINTER LEASES; SOIL TECHNOLOGIES, INC., 5,859.75, EXCAVATION OBSERVATIONS.
SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND
VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS, 2.39, COMMUNICATIONS; HENGEL, MICHELE, 45.00, OT SERVICES; WILLIAMS, THEODORE L., 1,636.50, PSYCHOLOGICAL SVCS.
CAPITOL PROJECTS FUND
SHARPE ENTERPRISES, INC., $109,639.05, CONSTRUCTION/NEW SCHOOL
FOOD SERVICE FUND
CASS-CLAY CREAMERY, INC., 1,523.68, DAIRY PRODUCTS; CWD/HRS, 8,101.21, PURCHASED FOOD/SUPPLIES; EARTHGRAINS BAKING CO’S INC., 573.61, BREAD/BUNS; HEARTLAND WASTE MANAGEMENT, 120.00, GARBAGE SVC; LANGER’S FAMILY FOODS, 37.80, PURCHASED FOOD; SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN COMPANY, 118.51, JAN SVCS.
DRIVERS ED/AFTERSCHOOL
HOBERT, APRIL, $34.87, REIMB SNACKS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
PAYROLL
GENERAL FUND, $119,912.24, SALARIES/INS/RETIREMENT; SPED FUND, 18,997.21, SALARIES/INS/RETIREMENT; FOOD SERVICE, 4,614.77, SALARIES/INS/RETIREMENT; DRIVER’S ED/AFTER SCHOOL, 405.70, SALARIES/INS/RETIREMENT.
Kenny Edgeman from Sharpe Enterprises answered questions on the new school.
Business Manager Everson reported to the board that the Impact Aid application was submitted to the federal government.  Motion by Schweiss, second by Ryan to approve the second reading of the Impact Aid/Indian Policies and Procedures.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.
Due to the construction process and the need to use the gym for storage at an earlier date, the date of graduation was discussed.  Motion by Kellogg, second by Geditz to change graduation to Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.
An auction sale and salvage of the old high school was discussed.
Motion by Geditz, second by Kellogg to accept the resignation of Tylee Norman, Ag instructor/FFA advisor effective 6-30-14.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.  A resignation by Julie Williams, One Act Play Director was read and no action was taken on this.
Next year’s calendar was discussed.
Mr. Hagedorn reported on Dare graduation and the Bullying speakers.  He discussed  upcoming school activities.  He also reported that Venture TV will be working with the Gettysburg School to have a local station.
Motion by Lake, second by Schweiss to adjourn to Executive Session for Legal issues, SDCL 1-25-2-3 at 8:18 PM. All present voted aye. Motion carried.
Board Vice-President Schmidt declared the Board back in session at 8:45 PM.
Motion by Robbennolt, second by Geditz to adjourn to Executive Session for Personnel, SDCL 1-25-2-1 at 8:46 PM. All present voted aye. Motion carried.
Board Vice-President Schmidt declared the Board back in session at 8:58 PM.
Scott Sikkink from HKG entered the meeting and gave an update on the new school and answered questions.
Motion by Lake, second by Schweiss to adjourn the meeting.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:26 PM.
M. Kay Schmidt,
Board Vice-President
Barbara Everson, Business Manager
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Gettysburg City Council held regular meeting Feb. 3

Unapproved Minutes
Gettysburg, South Dakota
February 3, 2013
Pursuant to the due call and notice thereof, the City Council met in regular session on February 3, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Those present Mayor Bill Wuttke, Bryan Hause, Dawn Nagel, and Kenny Goebel, Ron Larson and Fran VanBockel. Also present was Russell Anderson, Maint. Supervisor, Sharleen Eliason, Finance Officer, Bill Wainman, Chief of Police, Donna Davis and Ted Dickey from NECOG.
Moved by Goebel, VanBockel seconded, motion carried to approve the minutes of January 6th.
Moved by VanBockel, seconded by Larson motioned carried to pay voucher bills and the following  late bills to be paid later: CamWal, welcome sign, $11.25; Galls, police supplies, $159.99; Gettysburg Chamber, dues, $25.00; Holzwarth Sales and Service, maint. supplies, $941.44; PC Treasures, 1/2 teletype, $1,125.00; True Value, supplies, $283.26; Schlachter, supplies, $65.95; Vilas, supplies, $57.47; SD Police Chief Assoc, workshop, $75.00, for a total of $ 2744.36.
VOUCHERS PAYABLE
Payroll Expense by Department:
Total Payroll Expense by Department
Mayor & Council, January Payroll, $4,935.84; Finance Office, January Payroll, 4,141.82; Police, January Payroll, 6,061.56; Streets, January Payroll, 4,218.27; Snow Removal, January Payroll, 1,447.26; Garbage, January Payroll, 280.20; Airport, January Payroll, 00.00;
Swimming Pool, January Payroll, 00.00; Parks, January Payroll 00.00; Water, January Payroll, 3,071.73; Sewer, January Payroll, 1,888.52; Ambulance, January Payroll, 152.62; West Nile, January Payroll, 98.52; Auditorium, January Payroll, 00.00.
Total Payroll Expense
by Department                   $26,296.34
NET PAYROLL                  $18,157.86
AFLAC, CANCER INS., $396.67; A & B BUSINESS, PRINTER-POLICE, 995.00; AVERA GETTYSBURG HOSP, RN FEES AMBULANCE, 250.00; AVERA GETTYSBURG HOSP, RN FEES AMBULANCE, 150.00; AVERA QUEEN OF PEACE, EMPLOYEE TESTING, 61.40; BANK OF THE WEST, WITHHOLDING TAXES, 2,618.04; BANK OF THE WEST, WITHHOLDING TAXES, 4,327.60;
BANYON DATA SYSTEMS, UTILITIES SUPPORT, 1,090.00; BLIESE MACHINE SHOP, SUPPLIES, 510.18; BRIGHT SHOTS, POLICE SUPPLIES, 77.66; CAM WAL ELECTRIC, WELCOME SIGN, 10.75; CITY OF GETTYSBURG, WATER DEP-LECHETTE, 100.00; COMPANION LIFE, LIFE INS, 38.44; DAKOTA BACKUP, COMPUTER BACKUP, 64.54;
DAKOTACARE, INSURANCE, 6,340.61; DCI CREDIT SERVICE, DEDUCTION, 150.00; DEANS REPAIR, POLICE SUPPLIES, 97.01; DIVISION OF AGRICULTURAL SER, GREG GERBER W SHOP, 60.00; DAKOTA FARM & RANCH, SUPPLIES, 1,108.55; ED WAGER, FIRE HALL REPAIR, 540.32; EMERGENCY MEDICAL PROD, SUPPLIES, 231.15;
GAS N GOODIES, POLICE SUPPLIES, 13.00; GETTYSBURG DEVELOPMENT CO, TRIPLE B TAX, 2,165.96; HEARTLAND WASTE, GARBAGE, 4,937.22; LOGAN ELECTRIC, REPAIR FIRE SIREN, 521.67; MARCO INC, SUPPLIES COPIER, 117.25; MID DAKOTA WATER, WATER, 13,314.10; MIDWAY PARTS, PARTS, 39.33; MN WIRELESS, WIRELESS, 71.00;
MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES, LIGHTS, 5,360.33; NEW CREATIONS, SUPPLIES, 194.41; NORTHERN PLAINS COOP, SUPPLIES, 18.87; NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS, SUPPLIES, 918.95; POTTER COUNTY AUDITOR, NECOG DUES, 581.00; PRAXAIR, SUPPLIES, 185.04; SCHLACHTER LUMBER, SUPPLIES, 442.78;
SD DEPT OF REVENUE, SALES TAX, 400.28; SD DEPT OF REVENUE, WATER CHECKS, 26.00; SD RETIREMENT, RETIREMENT, 2,867.30; SDWWA, DUES, 20.00; SERVALL UNIFORM, RUGS, 73.52; SOUTH DAKOTA ONE CALL, WATER LOCATES, 3.33; US POSTMASTER, WATER BILLS, 165.79; VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS, PHONES, 732.17; VERIZON WIRELESS, CELL PHONES, 260.80; WEX BANK, AMBULANCE FUEL, 72.32; WILLIAM WAINMAN, SUPPLIES, 570.27.
TOTAL CHECKS              $71,448.47
At this appointed time the meeting was opened to the public for an application from the Burg Inc. for the Package Off-Sale License. Moved by VanBockel, Goebel seconded motion carried to approve this license.
Ted Dickey, NECOG was present to answer any questions from the Council. Moved by Hause, VanBockel seconded motion carried to have Russell Anderson obtain a cost estimate from Goldsmith & Heck for a project of  relining the sewers for a possible grant due in July.  NECOG will send an email outlining the information needed (telephone surveys) for this project. Moved by Nagel, Hause seconded, motion carried to have Russell Anderson obtain quotes from engineer Goldsmith for the cost involved for the streets by the school.  The City will reapply for the Community Access Block grant (July 15th date for applications that will be for the grant year of 2015). The auditorium was discussed with NECOG regarding grants that are available. The Auditorium could be used by several youth groups for 4 H and other youth activities. Ted Dickey advised the Council to get updated cost estimates for this project and he will check into grants. Moved by Goebel, VanBockel seconded motion carried to update our cost estimates through HKG.
Council member VanBockel has other commitments on Wednesday nights and can no longer attend the GWBDC meetings. Mayor Wuttke appointed Council members Hause and Goebel to attend the GWBDC meetings held on the third Wednesday of each month. Moved by Nagel, Hause seconded, motion carried to approve these appointments. Moved by Goebel, Nagel seconded motion carried to approve the letter Mayor Wuttke sent GWBDC confirming what information the City would like to receive from them.
Chief of Police Wainman asked the council to surplus the HP Office Jet 6500 wireless printer as it is no longer usable. Chief Wainman asked the council’s permission to attend the Police Chiefs meeting in Deadwood. Moved by VanBockel, Nagel seconded motion carried to approve.
Russell Anderson asked for a motion to surplus the old paper trailer (1984) as the floor is unsafe. Moved by Goebel, Hause seconded motion carried to declare this as surplus.
Moved by VanBockel, Goebel seconded motion carried to lease the pay loader from North Central for an annual rental rate of $34,920.00 for up to 1,000 hours (continuation of County Bid from March 2010.) Jensen Rock and Sand will honor the bid from the contract last year of asphalt paving for $118.00 per ton. Moved by VanBockel, Goebel seconded motion carried to have streets done this year at that bid price.
Fuel bids was presented to the Council:
North Central Farmers: Unleaded 87 – $3.066 gal.; 10%, Ruby Fieldmaster #2 – $3.79 gal.
Moved by Hause, Nagel seconded, motion carried to accept.
The airport will be having a project for public parking and access road construction this year. Goldsmith & Heck Engineering Inc. sent the city the documents for the design and bidding assistance agreement for the total cost of $13,116.00. Moved by Goebel, Hause seconded motion carried to approve this proposal. The DOT sent an agreement for the Pavement Maintenance agreement for the airport for the project number 3-46-4600-18-2203. The estimated cost to the city will be $1,730.06 which will be taken out of the airport fuel tax fund. Moved by Goebel, Larson seconded motion carried to accept this agreement.
Moved by Nagel, seconded by VanBockel motion carried to advertise in the Potter County News for seasonal help for the swimming pool. Applications can be accepted until February 28th at noon.
Ambulance write offs were presented to the council due to Medicare in the amount of $66.23, due to Medicaid $557.62, due to United Collections $1,135.62 for a total of $1,759.47. Moved by Nagel, VanBockel seconded, motion carried.
Maas Foundation gave a donation to the City for the new ambulance in the amount of $50,0000.00. Moved by VanBockel, Larson seconded motion carried to do an ordinance next month to place this in restricted funds.
Moved by Nagel, Hause seconded motion carried to place an ad in the Potter County News to advertise for seasonal cleaning duties for the park, fire hall and airport with application deadline of February 28th at 12:00 noon.
The Firemen sent their rooster listing for the fireman for 2014. The hot water boiler needs repaired. Moved by Goebel, Nagel seconded motion carried to have Zuber install the correct size of tank for the boiler.
Finance Officer Eliason presented the Council December cash balances and the expenses and revenue for year end.
Moved by Goebel, VanBockel seconded motion carried to adjourn at 8:40 PM into executive session for personnel according to SDCL 1-25-2-1. Out of executive session at 9:17 PM.
Moved by Nagel, Hause seconded motion carried to appoint Mick Bliese for Ward 3 to fill the term until the next general election in April 2014.
Moved by Hause, Nagel seconded motion carried (VanBockel-nay) that in the future no city employee or Council member shall be responsible for recorders other than the City’s recorders for the taping of minutes. The City does have all the minutes on tape and anyone is welcome to listen to the tapes.
There being no further business moved by Hause, Goebel second, motion carried to adjourn at 9:15PM.
WITNESS:
Bill Wuttke, Mayor
ATTEST:
Sharleen Eliason, Finance Officer
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County Commissioners held regular meeting Feb. 4

POTTER COUNTY BOARD OF
COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS
FEBRUARY 4, 2014
GETTYSBURG, SD
The regular meeting was called to order by Chairman Simon at 8:00 A.M. in the Commissioners Room at the Courthouse. Commissioners present: Worth, Maroney and Williams.  Absent Arbach.
MINUTES
Moved by Maroney, seconded by Williams to approve the January 7, 2014 minutes as read.  All voted aye. Motion carried.
STATES ATTORNEY
Craig Smith met to discuss taking a piece of property for taxes that had been exempt under the Homestead Act. A discussion was also held concerning the Rural Attorney Recruitment Program.
CLAIMS
Moved by Williams, seconded by Maroney to approve the following claims and authorize the Auditor to issue warrants for the same.  All voted aye. Motion carried.
4 SEASONS/JERRED RENTALS $400.00 RENT, A & B BUSINESS, INC. 513.87 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, A&B BUSINESS SOLUTIONS 3,736.81 COPIER CONTRACT, ALCO-PRO, INC. 18.68 SOBRIETY SUPPLIES, GECRB/AMAZON 870.12 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, APPLE TIME INC 257.06 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, AREA IV SENIOR NUTRITION 2,000.00 SR CITIZENS NUTRITION,
ASPIRE, INC. 2,160.00 ADJ TRAINING CTRS PROF FEES, B M S INC 32.60 REPAIRS/MAINT., BUTLER MACHINERY CO. 6,872.03 REPAIRS/MAINT., CENTRAL AREA COUNSELING SERVIC 464.00 MENTALLY ILL PROF SERVICES, CENTURY LINK 82.00 UTILITIES, CITY OF GETTYSBURG 84.60 UTILITIES,
CITY OF GETTYSBURG 10,000.00 AMBULANCE PROF FEES, CITY OF GETTYSBURG 16.30 UTILITIES, DAKOTA FARM & RANCH SUPPLY 5.99 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, DAKOTA SUPPLY 127.12 REPAIRS/MAINT., DAKOTABILITIES 720.00 ADJ TRAINING CTRS PROF FEES, DELVIN WORTH 60.31 TRAVEL & CONFERENCE,
DON HERICKS 45.14 TRAVEL & CONF., EDDIE’S TRUCK SALES 107.82 REPAIRS/MAINT., ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE 1,516.00 OTHER, FASTENAL 612.77 REPAIRS/MAINT., FINANCE OFFICER 6,000.00 AMBULANCE PROF FEES, FISCHER OIL COMPANY 1,047.20 UTILITIES, AVERA GETTYSBURG HOSPITAL 45.00 PROF SERVICES & FEES,
GRAHAM TIRE COMPANY 449.24 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, GREAT WESTERN TIRE, INC. 8,702.08 SUPPLIES, HEARTLAND WASTE MANAGEMENT, IN 50.00 UTILITIES, HIGH PLAINS ART COUNCIL 500.00 HIGH PLAINS ART COUNCIL PROF, FALYN HOGG 127.28 TRAVEL & CONFERENCE, HOVEN COOP SERVICE 4,251.71 UTILITIES,
HOVEN MEDIA, INC. 35.00 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, HOVEN TRUSTWORTHY HARDWARE 6.99 MOSQUITO SUPPLIES, HOVEN TRUSTWORTHY HARDWAR 9.88 REPAIRS/MAINT., HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE 400.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES & FEES, JOE ARBACH 490.00 RENT, JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL 259.93 REPAIRS/MAINT.,
LOGAN ELECTRIC INC 75.43 REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE, MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES 403.59 UTILITIES, MICHAEL TODD & CO., INC 1,564.77 SUPPLIES, MICHAEL TODD & COMPANY 342.75 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS, INC. 150.00 RENTALS, MIDWAY PARTS 203.95 REPAIRS/MAINT.,
MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES 1,541.77 UTILITIES, NESDCAP 2,500.00 NESDCAP, NEW CREATIONS 162.07 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, NEW CREATIONS 6.42 SUPPLIES, NORTH CENTRAL FARMERS ELEVATOR 728.44 TRAVEL & CONF., OAHE, INC. 1,000.00 ADJ TRAINING CTRS PROF FEES, POTTER COUNTY NEWS 427.56 PUBLISHING,
P.C. CONSERVATION DISTRICT 8,500.00 PC CONSERVATION DISTRICT, PENNINGTON COUNTY SHERIFFS OFF 119.55 JAIL PROF SERVICES, POTTER COUNTY TREASURER 366.20 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER 100.14 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, R&K MECHANICAL 155.33 REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE, RANDY SIMON 12.21 TRAVEL & CONFERENCE,
ROCK-TUFF RENTALS & SALES 149.75 REPAIRS/MAINT., SD SHERIFFS ASSOCIATION 419.87 DUES, SERVALL 33.62 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, SERVALL UNIFORM & LINEN SUPPLY 146.62 SUPPLIES, SHAWNA SHAW 137.57 TRAVEL & CONFERENCE, CRAIG SMITH 616.54 RENTAL, ST. MARYS HEALTHCARE CENTER 561.87 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES & FEES,
STATE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS 2,250.00 TELETYPE, STEVE L. SMITH 75.02 TRAVEL & CONF., TIM GORDON 45.14 TRAVEL & CONF., The BURG 622.69 TRAVEL & CONF., VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS 750.17 UTILITIES, VILAS 54.49 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC 100.00 RENTALS.
OFFICERS REPORT
The Register of Deeds Annual and monthly report and the Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer were reviewed. Moved by Williams, seconded by Worth to approve the above reports. Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer as follows:
AUDITORS ACCOUNT WITH
THE TREASURER AS OF 01/31/14
Cash Items     $1,751.60
Great Western Checking     81,577.25
Plains Commerce Checking 17,874.11
Great Western Fund Investments
1,244,132.32
Plains Commerce Bank     300,000.00
Great Western Bank     200,000.00
Checks on Hand     12,627.60
TOTAL CASH BALANCE
$1,857,962.88
Total Assets In Custody of County As of 01/31/14
County Amount     $1,382,486.95
Amounts Held For Other Gov
471,389.41
Amounts Held For Others     4,086.52
TOTAL ASSETS     $1,857,962.88
GHS GOVERNMENT STUDENTS
The GHS Government Students were welcomed and they spent the morning observing the functions of County Government in their respective offices.
OPERATING TRANSFER
Moved by Maroney, seconded by Worth to authorize the operating transfer of $11,556.00 to Emergency Management for the calendar year 2013.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.
CPI
The Dept. of Revenue notified the county of the Consumer Price Index of 1.4% for 2014 taxes payable in 2015.
HIGHWAY DEPT.
Supt. Smith informed the Board of the delivery of the new Motor Grader delivery in mid-February.
WEST NILE UPDATE
There was no detection of the West Nile virus in Potter County.
ROW MOWERS
Moved by Williams, seconded by Worth to authorize Supt Smith to purchase a 3-Point Ditch Hitch in the amount of $12,500.00 and a JD 6ft mower in the amount of $4,800.00.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.
FAS TRANSPORTATION
RESOLUTION
Commissioner Worth presented the following resolution and moved for its adoption.
WHEREAS, Potter County desires the construction and improvement of the road as hereinafter described: West Whitlock Road for a repair and chip seal.  Estimated cost of the project $135,000.00. Proposed year of construction 2016.
Commissioner Williams seconded the foregoing resolution.  All present voted aye.  Resolution declared adopted.
COMMUNITY ACCESS GRANT
Supt. Smith reported that a 60/40 Community Access Grant is available. Smith to make application for grinding and resurfacing approximately ¾ of mile of FAS 155 north.
FAS DELETE RESOLUTION
Commissioner Williams presented the following resolution and moved for its adoption.
WHEREAS, Potter County wishes to delete the referenced project from the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP):
2020 P 6687 (01) 02SP 4 mi.  Road north of Kirby’s.
Commissioner Worth seconded the foregoing resolution.  All presented voted aye.  Resolution declared adopted.
BRIDGE REINSPECTION
PROGRAM RESOLUTION
Commissioner Williams presented the following resolution and moved for its adoption.
WHEREAS, Title 23, Section 151, United States Code and Title 23, Part 650, Subpart C, Code of Federal Regulations, requires initial inspection of all bridges and reinspection at intervals not to exceed two years with the exception of reinforced concrete box culverts that meet specific criteria. These culverts are reinspected at intervals not to exceed four years.
THEREFORE, Potter County is desirous of participating in the Bridge Inspection Program using Bridge Replacement funds.
The County request SDDOT to hire Brosz Engineering for the inspection work.  SDDOT will secure federal approvals, make payments to the Consulting Engineer for inspection services rendered, and bill the County for 20% of the cost.  The County will be responsible for the required 20% matching funds.
Commissioner Simon seconded the foregoing resolution and moved for its adoption.  All present voted aye. Resolution declared adopted.
STP HIGHWAY FUNDING
Moved by Worth, seconded by Maroney to exchange federal highway funds for state funds.   All present voted aye.  Motion carried.
4-H ADVISOR
Falyn Hogg presented the 4-H activities calendar for 2014.  Falyn reported an 8% increase in 4-H membership in Potter County.  Falyn made a request to replace the computer being used now for a lap-top to be split between the 4 counties.
Moved by Worth seconded by Williams to approve the purchase of a lap-top with the cost to be split between the 4 counties.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.
STUDENT INTERN
Falyn informed the Board of a student intern that will be working with her this summer for college credit.
Moved by Maroney, seconded by Worth to authorize the intern working in Potter County.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.
SHERIFF
Sheriff Hamburger presented the monthly activity report.
MARCH MEETING DATE
The March meeting date will be moved to Thursday, March 6, 2014.
ADJOURN
Moved by Williams, seconded by Worth to adjourn until Thursday, March 6, 2014.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.
RANDALL SIMON, CHAIRMAN
POTTER COUNTY
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
ATTEST:
KAREN S. DOERR
AUDITOR
Published one at the total approximate cost of $105.57
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100 things to celebrate…

kindergarten 100 dayKindergarten students in Mrs. Crissy Bieber’s class celebrated the 100th day of school on Friday, Feb. 7. The students made necklaces with 100 fruit loops, they made glasses out of the number 100, they counted to 100 in different ways, they did 100 exercises, and found out where 100 steps took them in the school building, which was to the office. They finished different sentences about 100, for example, “If I had $100 dollars I would buy___,” or “I can lift 100 _____,” or “In 100 years I hope I can _______.” They later enjoyed the Phil Baker concert sponsored by the GIA. Pictured are (back row, l to r)  Jensen Zweber (Josh and Jenny), Joseph Biel (Kami Archer/Derick Stanley), Jaelyn Biel (Kami Archer/Derick Stanley), Xavier Hobert (Mike and April). Middle row: Angelina Long (JD Long and Laura Kempf), Jace Wager (Kerry and Rachel), KeyaPaha Ducheneaux (Cetan Ducheneaux and Ami Robideau), Cameron Bowden (Chris and Janessa). Front row:  Clare Cordell (Todd and Amy), Jadyn Ahlemeier (Scott and Trish), Peyton Stevens (Shane and Tracy).

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City council reviews grants, street projects, and future recording of meetings

The Gettysburg City Council showed their approval for an off-sale liquor license, but their disapproval for recording meetings during their regular February meeting.
An off-sale package liquor license was approved for The Burg convenience store located on the east side of town. Donna Davis was there representing the business, and told the council she will be back at another time to discuss a drive up window for the business.
Representing the Northeast Council of Governments (NECOG) Ted Dickey attended the meeting to answer questions regarding Community Access Grants and other sources of funding available for community projects. Dickey has helped with grant writing for the city over the past 16 years, and covers six of the 12 counties in NECOG. Some of the grants awarded to the city over the years included assistance with a waste water relining project and funding for the Little Angels Park.
The city was not awarded a grant for a street project in the area by the school but can reapply for the year 2015. Dickey said there 18 applications requesting $2.7 million, and there was roughly $1.4 million available, and only the top seven projects were funded.
Dickey and the council briefly discussed a five year plan in the works that is looking at community infrastructure, and funding may be available for a proposed sewer project.
There was talk about renovation of the city auditorium and grants that may be available to help, especially to emphasize it as a multiuse facility that is used for a number of youth and community activities.
It was commented that the funds from the Triple B tax might be available to use for the auditorium project.
Council briefly discussed that the city of Hoven is putting up a clinic and new city hall with USDA funds, but no details were provided.
There was also talk about how changes to the highway could dictate the best way for the city best to take care of water coming off the highway for storm drains.
Cost estimates will be updated for pending projects in order to reapply for grants.
The council reviewed the Gettysburg Whitlock Bay Economic Development report. Council member Fran Van Bockel said she has not been able to attend the meetings since her work requires her to be out of town those nights. She did ask about the Development Corporation being granted $21,700 over four years for a grant to change the position of director from part time to full time. It was not known if the Development Corporation was planning to move forward with that.
Council members Kenny Goebel and Bryan Hause will represent the city by attending the meetings. Members of the council reported that they were contacted by people who tried to get blueprints for a housing project advertised for duplexes and nothing was available to bid.
A letter will be sent from Mayor Bill Wuttke to the development board regarding what information the council would like available to review from the Development Corporation.
Chief Bill Wainman gave his report to the board for review, and said there were no complaints from the public last month.
City maintenance supervisor Russ Anderson asked that the paper trailer be surplused. The floor is rotting out and there is no longer a need for the paper recycling service, since the Boy Scouts no longer collect the paper and the recycling business in Miller no longer had a need for it. For safety reasons it was determined to surplus the trailer.
Jensen Rock and Sand contacted the city and said they would asphalt the streets for the price contracted last year at $118 per ton.
The council was shown a series of  maps and papers outlining the start of a five year plan, for which the committee members of Hause, Nagel, Goebel, Wuttke, and Anderson were commended.
The parking and road project at the airport was discussed and approved by the council.
There was discussion over the ambulance vehicles, and it was asked if there would be consideration to use a gas engine instead of a diesel. The Maas Foundation made a donation of $50,000 toward the purchase of a new ambulance which prompted the discussion.
The expansion tank on the boiler of the firehall needs to be replaced, so it was approved to do that.
Mayor Wuttke announced that the council and city staff were invited to attend the Government Day luncheon at the American Legion Annex with the government class from the high school.
Two applications were submitted  for the Ward III position appointment. A third had withdrawn the application. The board voted to go into executive session to discuss the appointment.
The board came out of executive session after nearly 40 minutes, at which time council member Nagel moved to accept Mick Bliese’s application for city alderman to fill the Ward III vacancy, with a second by Hause. With no discussion, the motion carried. Bliese will fill the term until the election in April.
Hause then said he would also like to make a motion that in the future, dealing with the city tape recorder and the recording of minutes during the meeting, any outside recorders will not be controlled by a city employee in the future. If people want to come with a tape recorder they can bring it themselves or have somebody else bring it but a city employee should not be the ones turning it on and off. Nagel gave a second to the motion.
City finance officer Shar Eliason records the meetings, and she, along with council member Van Bockel, have assisted the news by recording meetings for public record to report the discussions at the meetings.
With Van Bockel casting  the only nay vote, the motion passed. Van Bockel questioned the vote, telling council, “I don’t think we can really vote on that because it wasn’t on the agenda.”
Both Hause and Nagel said, “It’s personnel.”
In round table discussion, there was a request for a speed limit sign coming into town from the south on the airport road. It was believed that signs were already in place, and the request needs to be directed to the county on that road.
The meeting was adjourned, and the next meeting is scheduled for March 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the City Finance Office located in downtown Gettysburg.
Minutes from the meeting are published on page 17 of the News and are also available online at www.pottercountynews.com and www.sdpublicnotices.com
-Molly McRoberts

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Chamber Mardi Gras to honor community members March 1

Nominations may still be submitted for community awards. The Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, and Organization of the year. The community is asked to submit suggestions by Friday, Feb. 14 in writing, either on paper or by email. Include the nominee’s name along with reasons why this nomination should be selected as the Chamber’s award recipient.
The information may be submitted to the Chamber of Commerce office, located at the Potter County News. A drop box is located in the entry way for your convenience. Emailed entries may be submitted to gburgchamber@venturecomm.net.
All nominations are confidential and you do not need to sign your name. Contact the Chamber office at 765-2528 for more information.
Awards will be presented as part of the Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday, March 1 at the Legion Community Building. The event will be the Chamber’s annual fundraiser, in place of the Jamboree talent show.
The event is a huge costume party to celebrate the last weekend before Lent.
Costume Categories
Chamber Cash prizes will be awarded to the first place winners in 10 categories, so there are lots of chances to show off your creativity for a prize, or just show off for the fun of it!
Categories are:
Best Single, Best Couple, Best Group, Most Original, Most Historical, Most Humorous, Most Beautiful, Most Timely, Most Unusual, and Best of Show. The winner in each division will earn $50 in Chamber Cash.
The Chamber has elected to make the Mardi Gras an adult-only event, so guests must be 21 to attend.

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Legislative Cracker Barrel session Saturday, Feb. 22

A legislative cracker barrel session will be held in Gettysburg on Saturday, Feb. 22.
Open to the public to offer residents to ask question of the District 23 legislators, the cracker barrel will be held at 2 p.m. at the Medicine Rock Pub.
District 23 Representatives Justin Cronin  and Charlie Hoffman, along with Senator Corey Brown, will be on hand to discuss the issues being addressed at the legislative session in Pierre.
The cracker barrel is free and open to the public. All those interested are encouraged to attend.

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